NCNGA Weekly Guardsman for October 31, 2019

October 31st, 2019


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Member portal is up and running! NCNGA
Have Your Children Aged Out NCNGA
Mentors Needed in the Raleigh Area NCNGA
2020 Disney Discounts NCNGA
Walgreens HERO Program NCNGA
State Fair, Pumpkin Spice and Boo Bash at JFHQs NCNGA
Tarheel Retiree Homecoming 2019 NCNGA
Articles Needed! NCNGA 
Your Benefit, are you using it? NCNGA 
Do you have an event at your unit or with your Family Support Group and need some help raising funds? NCNGA 
October 31st — Today in Guard History National Guard 

Member Portal is up and Running! NCNGA 

The November/December of the Tarheel Guardsman is now available through your member portal

Member portal is up and running. You can create your online account at . Once registered you can view your SSLI Benefit Information, EANGUS and NGAUS registration information, as well as other benefits that are available.

Beginning 1 January 2020 the Weekly Guardsman update will only be distributed to members of the Association. It will be sent to all classes of members to include Active Associate, Honorary, Special, Corporate, and Affiliate members, that have a current email on file with the Association. If you don’t receive weekly update the 1st week of January please contact us to update your records.

Have Your Children Aged Out? NCNGA 

Have your children turned 21 recently? If so they may have aged out of your Association Insurance Coverage. Please contact our Insurance Administrator at 919-851-3390 XT 1 or email at

Mentors Needed in the Raleigh Area NCNGA

The 4-H National Mentoring Program: College Within Reach is proud to announce that NC State University has been selected to participate in the College Within Reach Program, which strives to help prepare military connected youth for college and career success.

As this program is getting underway, they are looking for qualified mentors to mentor youth in the local area. As educators, and teachers of aspiring educators, they would like to pass this information along to you in the hopes that you, a colleague, or a student that you know may be interested in participating in this rewarding program. Below, we have provided a program overview, how you can apply for the program, and links to the website and applications.

Program Overview:

This unique program focuses on building relationships and college and workforce preparedness for military-connected youth between the ages of 12-17. Participants are matched with individual mentors who guide the exploration of a myriad of college preparation and readiness activities. Mentors would meet with mentees for a minimum of 4 hours a month with goals of establishing meaningful relationships that aid the positive advancement of college and workforce readiness while also establishing networks of peers and professionals throughout the state of North Carolina.

The program operates on a 12-month calendar and open to youth aged 12-17 years old who have a military connection (mother, father, brother, sister etc). This is inclusive of all services (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard) and inclusive of all component status (active duty, guard, reserve, retired, or veteran). Lastly, but certainly important, the program is free to all participants!

Application Information:

We are currently accepting applications for mentors interested in joining the program. If you, or someone you know, may be interested in being a part of this program you can find more information at the College Within Reach website or by emailing us at We’ve attached a flyer that provides a bit more info as well as links and points of contact. Below you will find links for the Mentor, Site Liaison, and Mentee application.

Apply Here:

Mentor/Site Liaison Application
Mentee/Parent Registration

Further Contact:

Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions or would like additional information. We are more than happy to further discuss this program with you. You can reach us through email at or by phone at 919.513.2703

2020 Disney Discounts NCNGA

Disney has extended deep military discounts on theme-park tickets at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, through 2020, with 2019 deals still in place until mid-December. The Military Promotional Tickets program offers multiday passes at discounted prices for service members (active, Guard and Reserve), retirees and their family members and spouses. For details, click here.
In addition, there is an Armed Forces Recreation Center hotel, Shades of Green, on the Disney property. Rates and other information is available here.

Walgreens HERO Program NCNGA 

This is an exciting opportunity for our veterans to bring their expertise and leadership skills into a transitional career such as retail management. Click on the flyer to learn more.



State Fair, Pumpkin Spice and Boo Bash at JFHQs NCNGA  

It’s October, and we know what the means, The State Fair, Pumpkin Spice, and Boo Bash at the JFHQs see attached flyer.



Tarheel Retiree Homecoming 2019 NCNGA 

FOR: Army and Air National Guard Retirees

DATE: Friday, December 13, 2019


LOCATION: Joint Force Headquarters, 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607

$15 Registration includes Mission updates, benefits seminar, various information stations, luncheon, social time, and a celebration of the National Guard’s 383rd Birthday. For registration information click here.

Articles Needed! NCNGA 

Do you have a proposed article for the next Tarheel Guardsman Magazine that you have written or do you have a topic you would like us to include? Let us know at

Your Benefit, are you using it? NCNGA 

One of the many roles your Association performs on your behalf is the administration of the congressionally sanctioned State Sponsored Life Insurance (SSLI) benefit program. This locally managed program is available to all currently serving North Carolina National Guard Soldiers and Airmen. This is a benefit you can keep even after you take off the uniform after 6 years or 30 years of service. The price will remain the same until age 60. In addition to Servicemember coverage you can obtain coverage for your spouse and dependents. The low-cost premiums are directly deducted from your LES through DFAS.

This is a separate benefit from the nationally managed Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) program which converts to a more expensive Veterans Group Life Insurance (VGLI) program upon separation.

If you believe you are enrolled you can utilize our new benefit portal at, just click on sign-in link on the upper right of the page. You can also send us an email at to learn more about enrollment.


At the NGAUS Conference in Denver, there was a majority vote that our dues structure would be reduced from 15 different price points to three. This rate change will be going into effect on October 1, 2019 for the 2020 membership year.

  • Company Grade – $40
  • Field Grade – $80
  • Flag Grade – $130

You can renew or join for the year 2020 here.

Do you have an event at your unit or with your Family Support Group and need some help raising funds? NCNGA 

Do you have an event at your unit or with your Family Support Group and need some help raising funds? Let your Associations’ Tarheel Minuteman Foundation, a 501 (C)(3), assist with you efforts. Contact the Association at for more information.

October 31st — Today in Guard History National Guard 

Nationwide – Eighteen of the 67 Air Guard squadrons mobilized in 1950-1951 during the Korean War are returned to state control on this date. Only one of the 18, the 116th Fighter Squadron from Moses Lake Air Force Base, WA, served overseas during this period. Issued new F-86A Sabre jets the 116th was stationed at the Royal Air Force base at Manston, England as part of the reinforcement of NATO forces put in place to discourage a Soviet attack in Europe. The six squadrons that actually deployed and fought in Korea were released in July 1952. The last flying units of the Air Guard serving on active duty during this period were finally released on December 31, 1952.

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